We first heard the song “Sharks” courtesy of Brooklyn Magazine in 2016. Watch the video. I think you’ll understand why we loved it.
Her eight song album is out now (iTunes) and “Sharks” has become “The Embers.” It’s also louder, with a great stutter of bass and drums. It’s just as captivating. Laetitia Tamko’s aesthetic harkens back to so many artists that it’s hard to pin them all down. If she wasn’t so damn genuine, it might not work. These aren’t happy songs but they all shine. Track 7, “Cold Apartment,” has been on repeat for the last hour.
AV Club, NPR and Pitchfork are raving. We agree.